Nothing like walking outside your home and picking beautiful flowers! But oh has this heat been a killer on my pretties. At least I have been able to enjoy a few pretty blooms.
Me and this sweet girl made cookie dough chocolate chip cupcake brownies together. Of course licking the bowl was her favorite part! She and her older sister stay with me one night and one day each week through the summer and we have had so much fun.
And I am sure you know by now that we do lots of baking at Nana's house. We went straight to baking with our hair a mess and no makeup on but who cares, right? Well my 14 year old granddaughter might care when she realizes nana posted this picture huh? Our Jacksonville Baptist Association was having a banquet at our church so this grandgirl and I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing with a blueberry on top for their event. And of course licking the beaters is the favorite part!
She may need a hair cut before long.
Our sweet newest addition to our family came to visit and I could kiss her sweet little lips off! I do too every chance I get. She is beginning to want to coo now and is the cutest thing.
Older sister loves playing in her baby pool and with her water table when at Nana's. Of course she had to show off her little bracelets. In her hand is a costume ring. Her first place to go to when at my house is my jewelry box. And of course I let her play with what she wants too.
My favorite grandson (I only have one grandson) has been a busy boy at our church. We have a group of men called "Carpenters For Christ" and they do so many good things for churches all around the state and a lot for our community as well. They are currently working on several projects at our church and my grandson has been helping to make that happen. He has such a wonderful servant's heart. Melts this Nana's heart for sure.
These sisters spent the night with me so their mom and dad could have a little outing for their wedding anniversary and we had fun painting toe nails and doing makeup. Wish I could hire Mallory to come and do my makeup daily!
Mallory even talked her Papa into letting her give him a spa treatment on his feet and hands. He said, "Don't think my feet and hands have ever felt so good". LOL! What us grandparents will let the kiddos do!
And.....Just so you know because YES, I am excited....I am out of pocket for 9 days beginning Thursday and for 7 of those days I will be at my HAPPY PLACE! It's time for our family beach vacation and we have such a good time together. I am truly blessed that our daughters along with their families enjoy these special times together. I have already began my packing! Ain't nobody leaving without me!
So, I will see you all when I return to blog land in a few weeks. We are gonna make some memories for memory lane.
I would like to leave you with this today. Our youth department is being renovated and each youth could write a scripture on the cement floors before re-doing them. My oldest grandchild and granddaughter wrote this verse. I have always loved this verse. Maybe someone reading this today needs a reminder that our God is always with us...no matter what we walk through...HE IS THERE!
Happy Week to you all.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy